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Uniform Title Limelight (Motion picture : 1952)
Title Limelight [videorecording] / original story and screenplay by Charles Chaplin ; directed by Charles Chaplin ; a United Artists release.

Publication Info. [Irvington, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Lamanda Park Branch DVD    LIM    Available
Edition DVD edition.
Description 2 videodiscs (137 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (40 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.)
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Physical Medium DVD DVD video 4 3/4 in. rda
Description DVD digital optical mono Dolby Digital 1.0 rda
DVD fullscreen (1.37:1) rda
DVD laser optical NTSC rda
DVD video file DVD video rda
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Series Criterion collection ; 756
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 756.
System Details DVD ; NTSC, region 1 ; fullscreen (1.37:1) presentation ; Dolby digital mono.
Language In English with optional English subtitles.
Cast Charles Chaplin, Claire Bloom, Nigel Bruce, Buster Keaton, Sydney Chaplin, Norman Lloyd, Andre Eglevsky, Melissa Hayden, Marjorie Bennett.
Credits Music composed by Charles Chaplin ; arranged by Ray Rasch and Charles Chaplin ; conducted by Keith Williams ; director of photography, Karl Struss ; art director, Eugene Lourie ; editor, Joe Inge ; wardrobe designed by Riley Thorne ; choreography by Andre Eglevsky, Melissa Hayden, Charles Chaplin.
Note Special features, disc 2: Chaplin's "Limelight": Its evolution and intimacey (a new video essay by Charlie Chaplin biographer David Robinson); Claire Bloom and Norman Lloyd (new interviews with the actors from 2015 and 2012); Chaplin today: "Limelight" (a 2002 documentary on the film); Outtake (scene involving an old, armless friend of Calvero's that was removed before the film's worldwide distribution); Charlie Chaplin reads from Footlights (archival audio recording of Charlie Chaplin reading two short excerpts from his novella Footlights which is the basis for Limelight); Short films: A night in the show (1915 ; 25 min., accompanied by a 2014 score by composer Timothy Brock), The professor (1919 ; 7 min., uncomplete film); Trailers. Booklet includes an essay by critic Peter von Bagh.
Originally produced in 1951; released in 1952; copyright held by Celebrated Films Corp.
Summary A masterful drama about the twilight of a former vaudeville star is among the writer/director's most touching films. Calvero, a once beloved musical-comedy performer, now a washed-up alcoholic who lives in a small London flat. A glimmer of hope arrives when he meets a beautiful but melancholy ballerina who lives downstairs.
Contents disc 1. [Feature film] -- disc 2. [Special features].
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
Subject Comedians -- England -- London -- Drama.
Ballet dancers -- England -- London -- Drama.
Music-halls (Variety-theaters, cabarets, etc.) -- England -- London -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Genre/Form Fiction films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Chaplin, Charlie, 1889-1977, screenwriter, film director, actor, composer (expression), arranger of music.
Bloom, Claire, 1931- actor.
Bruce, Nigel, 1895-1953, actor.
Keaton, Buster, 1895-1966, actor.
Chaplin, Sydney, actor.
Lloyd, Norman, 1914- actor.
Eglevsky, André, actor.
Hayden, Melissa, actor.
Bennett, Marjorie, 1894-1982, actor.
Rasch, Ray, 1917-1964, arranger of music.
Williams, Keith, 1924-2008, conductor.
Struss, Karl, 1886-1981, director of photography.
Lourié, Eugene, art director.
Inge, Joe, editor of moving image work.
Thorne, Riley, costume designer.
Robinson, David, 1930- filmmaker.
Brock, Timothy, composer (expression)
Bagh, Peter von, 1943-2014, writer of supplementary textual content.
Celebrated Films Corp., production company.
United Artists (Firm), film distributor.
Criterion Collection (Firm), publisher.
ISBN 9781604659948
Standard No. 715515146319
Music No. CC2482DDVD The Criterion Collection
CC2482D The Criterion Collection
CC2482D-1 The Criterion Collection (disc 1)
CC2482D-2 The Criterion Collection (disc 2)

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